Surviving the Oregon Trail in the 2018 Buick Regal TourX

May 7, 2018  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich


When we think of Buick, we think of the classic American station wagon that our parents had when we were kids. We have fond memories of family road trips, fighting for the window seats with our siblings, while our parents tried to keep th

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Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

Nov 14, 2017  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an appetite.

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BANKERS HILL Bar + Restaurant Embodies Craft America Cooking

Sep 29, 2017  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

There’s nothing I love more than finding tasty neighborhood nooks—eateries that, although ensconced in community digs somewhat off the beaten path, are making a notable impact on the local culinary scene nonetheless. One such San Diego

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Las Vegas Restaurant Debut | Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that you can take your stomach off the clock. Want waffles for dinner? Steak and shrimp cocktail for breakfast? Done and done. In addition to leaving your inhibitions outside the state lines, you can also let those gastronomic fantasies run wild. But amid the deep-fried Oreos and the endless buffets there is also a lot of fine dining by some of the country's top chefs, many of whom have outposts at Las Vegas resorts.

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Solana Beach's Newest Restaurant Debuts | Crush Italian Lounge and Wine Bar

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

North County’s newest addition to its growing dining list premiered this week, when the doors to Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge opened. Located along Pacific Coast Highway in a vibrant and bustling shopping plaza, Crush features coastal-inspired Italian fare, with a wine bar offering over 160 international wines.

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul, Macka Palas

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Hotel Review: Istanbul is nothing, if not a city of contradictions. Situated where Asia meets Europe, it's a collection of ancient mosques and modern museums, old world customs and 21st century mores.... Read More

Hotel Review: Hacienda Petac in Yucatan, Mexico

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Jule Guaglardi

Luxury Hotels: After the 25th "I'm exhausted and I can't keep working these crazy hours," I decided it was time to force my husband to take a vacation, and although he was (and is) a classic workaholic, he sheepishly agreed.... Read More

Hotel Review: St. Regis Singapore Has it All

May 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotel Review: An Old World atmosphere mixed with an Upper Eastside attitude makes up the ambiance at the Regis Singapore. Parked outside the hotel, a procession of shiny Bentley's line the street as a reminder that your luxury vacation in Singapore has begun. The customized Bentleys come with chauffeurs who ensure your every need is attended to as you arrive at every destination in class.

Set in the heart of prestigious downtown, the exquisite St. Regis Singapore is located on Tanglin Road, only... Read More

The Luxe List: La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad: A Playground for All Ages

Apr 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

Resort Review: I recently had the pleasure of visiting the La Costa Resort and Spa — a destination idyllically situated in sunny Carlsbad, California that's revered for its well-appointed accommodations, world-class spa, fine dining and, of course, its two PGA-championship golf courses. Having heard much about La Costa prior to my stay, I checked in with admittedly high expectations. Suffice it to say the experience did not disappoint.... Read More

Gourmet Burgers & Sausages: Order Online from BuiltBurger to Host the Best BBQ This Summer

Apr 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  1 Comment

Food Reviews: With summer well on its way, everyone is looking forward to barbecuing, family get-togethers and entertaining outdoors.... Read More

Jet Rhys Salon Opens New Solana Beach Location

Apr 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart  |  1 Comment

Salon Review: After throwing my hair back into a tight, unsightly bun for what seemed like months on end, I realized it was time to take control of my mangled locks. And when I heard the news that celebrity hair stylists, Jet and Rhys had recently... Read More

Breakfast in San Diego: Cherished Cody's - La Jolla Summer Pick

Apr 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Breakfast Spots: There are too many hustle bustle breakfast nooks in San Diego where constant dish clanking and sloshing cups of coffee are the norm. That's why I cherish Cody's in La Jolla ever more.... Read More

The Best San Diego Winery Dining: Going Gourmet in Temecula Valley

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries: In the middle of Southern California’s Temecula Valley there stands a solid granite monument bearing the names of dozens of early pioneers who traveled bravely through this unknown region in search of something new and exciting.... Read More

Manhattan's Peninsula New York: Location, Location, Location!

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Hotel Review: The luxurious Peninsula boasts a location right in the midst of Manhattan's most prestigious neighborhood. Classic design, intimate ambience and personalized service all meet up The Peninsula New York, right in the middle of Midtown,... Read More

Maui’s Top Five Spas: Each One, A Singular Sensation

Apr 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.  |  2 Comments

The Best Spas: Who doesn’t love a great massage? Or a facial? Or just a gentle rubdown with a velvet glove, for that matter. On Maui, I (lucky me!) got to experience a wealth of wonderful treatments that are everything to write home about. Here’s the ultimate shakedown.

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Let me put it this way: I entered as D-lister Kathy Griffin, channeled my inner Angelina, and exited on the A-list. And that’s pretty much what you should expect at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Waihua Spa, with its warm, welcoming ambience. Here, I experienced the signature Kapalua Castaway ($225 for 80 minutes, plus 20% gratuity), which is ideal if you’re seeking the ... Read More

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